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The Reef Motel

Beachfront motel within walking distance of Black Rock

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  • Super peaceful and quiet. Great location right on the beach.

    Oct 13, 2019

  • The beach being so close to my room. No tv, the fan only circulating the hot air in the…

    Apr 24, 2019

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  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On the beach
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Arorangi
  • Black Rock - 4 min walk
  • National Stadium - 29 min walk
  • Puaikura Beach - 44 min walk
  • Para O Tane Palace - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Studio
  • Triple Room


  • In Arorangi
  • Black Rock - 4 min walk
  • National Stadium - 29 min walk

What’s around


  • In Arorangi
  • Black Rock - 4 min walk
  • National Stadium - 29 min walk
  • Puaikura Beach - 44 min walk
  • Para O Tane Palace - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 5 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-3 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • Laundry facilities


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Small print

Also known as

  • The Reef Motel Rarotonga
  • The Reef Motel Motel Rarotonga
  • Reef Motel Rarotonga
  • Reef Rarotonga
  • The Reef Motel Motel
  • The Reef Motel Rarotonga

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 18 per person (one way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 15 per hour (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, The Reef Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 3 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Spaghetti House (9-min walk), Palace Takeaways (3.2 mi), and Cafe Ariki (3.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 18 per person one way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and snorkeling. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
  • 6.0.Good

    Fine for a couple of nights.

    This is nicely situated on the lagoon- but there are really no facilities other than a room and a bathroom. Fine for an overnight stay or two- and they organised an airport pick up at the ungodly hour the flight arrived.

    2 night trip, Apr 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good quiet motel

    Will be back A great place to relax friendly owners

    Ron, 8 night trip, Jun 18, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Redelijk motel aan het strand

    - Hotel ligt "redelijk" dicht bij het vliegveld (10 minuten rijden) - De bus stopt voor de deur - Er is een convience store t/o het motel - Je zit aan het strand

    Laurence, 2 night trip, Jan 17, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Toccata e fuga

    Camera spartana con lenzuola sporche ed asciugamani maleodoranti. Al nostro arrivo in piena notte ci attendeva una scarafaggio e prima di andare a dormire abbiamo dovuto sterminare un po' d'insetti. Unica cosa positiva il check-in veloce e la vicinanza al mare.

    2 night romance trip, May 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    John, 14 night family trip, Sep 24, 2019

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